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Does grapefruit juice interact with your medication?

by Margery Gass | Dec 20, 2012
Do you take hormone therapy, birth control pills, or one of the other 85 medications listed here? If so, you must be careful to avoid too much grapefruit and grapefruit juice because they can cause your body to absorb higher levels of your medication.

Grapefruit contains natural chemicals that alter how the body processes certain medications, so that you can end up with much higher levels of a drug than intended. For some drugs, higher levels can lead to inadequate breathing and dangerous increases in heart rhythm. You can learn more about how grapefruit affects your medicines from the FDA.

If you are taking any medications by mouth, check the list to see if you should avoid grapefruit. Be safe!

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